Air America Gets New NY Flagship

Air America Gets New NY Flagship
Aug. 02, 2006
By Katy Bachman, Mediaweek

Air America has lined up a new New York flagship radio station for its left-leaning network. Beginning Sept. 1, the network will begin broadcasting on WWRL owned by Access 1. Air America will supplant WWRL's black talk format.

Since its launch in March 2004, WLIB, owned by Inner City, has served as Air America's New York flagship. The original lease for the station ran out March 31, but AAR managed to get an extension until Aug. 31.

"We are excited about our new affiliation and the platform this move will establish for Air America in the years ahead," said Jim Wiggett, acting CEO of Air America, which airs on more than 80 stations plus XM